Both of Elvis’ parents passed away before he had turned a year old. After their death, Elvis and his sister Josephine were sent to live with their elderly grandmother (Jaja) and were enrolled in the PFP Junior program (educational assistance) for two years. Elvis’ grandmother is a kind woman and loves Elvis and Josephine very much, unfortunately she frequently fell sick and was unable to work to earn money for survival. It had become harder for her to contribute to the children’s welfare and she asked that they be allowed to join our main program.
In 2016, both Elvis and Josephine were welcomed into the main branch of The Peace for Paul program. PFP recognized that if Jaja had a way to earn a living, she would be able to offer Elvis and Josephine a loving home. In 2015, PFP helped Jaja to tap water at her compound so she would no longer have to trek miles to get her water each day. Her water source is also being used as a small business as villagers come to her to purchase their water, rather than walking miles to the well. One of her elder grandchildren has come to live with her to act as a helper with household chores and daily tasks of living. Jaja is now healthy and with her income source is able to welcome her grandchildren Elvis and Josephine home for the school holidays.
Elvis now attends a highly ranked senior level boarding school and is excelling in his studies. When not studying, he enjoys playing football and swimming. PFP continues to support Elvis with education and most other expenses of living, but during school holiday he and Josephine spend time with their grandmother in her home. They do their best to help her around the home and enjoy the time they get to have with her.
Date of Birth: April 27,2005
Place of birth: Jinja, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a pilot
Why? Because I want there to be many more pilots in all of Uganda
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What are your hobbies? Playing Football and swimming
What is your favorite school subject? Physics and Chemistry